Addin packages for the Clarion IDE are often named with the extention
*.sdaddin. These are standard
*.zip files with the extension changed. To extract them either rename them to
*.zip or use a tool like 7-zip which doesn’t mind what extension a file has.
Before installing or updating an addin package make sure to remove the old one first. Check these locations for existing directories if you are not sure.
- Make sure the Clarion IDE is closed.
- Navigate to your preferred target path for addins.
- Extract the *.sdaddin package(s) to a sub folder. (The IDE scans the directory recursively, the only requirement is one addin per sub folder).
- Start the Clarion IDE, your addins are now installed!
I like to keep my addins in the IDE
accessory\addins\ path and for convenience I group them all in a sub directory, ClarionAddins, like this:
If you share an IDE, perhaps on a terminal server, then you might like to use the default
\<configdir>\addins\ path instead which would allow different addin configurations per windows user.